Yang Zhao

Yang Zhao

New York, NY, US




Self-Employed, New York, NY, US, Project Architect

Appointed to re-construct and combine two seperate 175 sqft units in a food court. Redesigned the front face into one united brand; Advised FF&E selections, produced CAD shop drawings; Branding strategy, graphic design and advertising.

Aug 2012 - current

Self-Employed, Beijing, CN, Project Architect

Commissioned to design a 1000 sqm three stories building with 3360 sqm landscape area for a private owned chemical factory in China’s countryside. Completely oversaw all the phases during the project design and development period; Coordinated with the team member and the consultants of building structure and environment technology.

Aug 2011 - May 2012

MAD Architects, Beijing, CN, Intern Architect

Architectural design and production; schedule management. Proposed the villa prototypes and the landscape of a large scale urban development in Hainan, China; Redesigned an existing 7 stories building’s facade and converted it into a modern condominium with 120 units in Rome, Italy.

May 2011 - Jul 2011

Cubellis (A/R Environetics Group), New York, NY, US, Designer

Trading floor planning, workplace strategy and programming for Financial, RE and Fashion industries; Architectural design and production for internal communications, client meetings and presentations; Created visualizations, produced and organized construction documents; CAD drafting & detailing.

Sep 2007 - Jan 2009

Area Interior, New York, NY, US, Designer

New York City residential interior design via sketching, 3D modeling and drawings; Site survey and FF&E services.

Jun 2007 - Sep 2007

The New School, New York, NY, US, Lab Assistant

Help students to solve software and hardware issues on Mac/PC.

Mar 2007 - Sep 2007

HGTV, New York, NY, US, Intern Designer

Worked with senior producers & designers on nationwide TV show “Hidden Potential”; Assisted with Great New York/New Jersey suburban residential market research; Site survey,

Jan 2007 - Mar 2007

CCTV, Beijing, CN, Intern Journalist

Japanese-Chinese translating, gathering materials, editing raw video episodes, scheduling interviews

Jun 2004 - Jun 2005


University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, US, MArch, Architecture

With the Certificate of Real Estate Design and Development

Sep 2009 - May 2012

The New School, New York, NY, US, Interior Design

Sep 2006 - Jan 2008

University of Windsor, Windsor, ON, CA, BArch, Visual Arts


Sep 2005 - May 2006

North China University of Technology, Beijing, CN, Bachelors, Japanese

Sep 2001 - Jun 2005


“BRASSERIE” project was selected into “Work” Volume 1 of ID AAS Parsons, 2007., Award


Won the 3rd place of “Competition of Public-Interest Advertisement” in Beijing, May 2002., 3rd Place


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